Computer Sciences

Researchers create framework for large-scale geospatial exploration

When combating complex problems like illegal poaching and human trafficking, efficient yet broad geospatial search tools can provide critical assistance in finding and stopping the activity. A visual active search (VAS) framework ...

Hardware

Acoustic touch: Vision via sound for the blind

Australian researchers have developed cutting-edge technology known as "acoustic touch" that helps people "see" using sound. The technology has the potential to transform the lives of those who are blind or have low vision.

Robotics

Do humans get lazier when robots help with tasks?

Now that improvements in technology mean that some robots work alongside humans, there is evidence that those humans have learned to see them as team-mates—and teamwork can have negative as well as positive effects on people's ...

Machine learning & AI

New research provides an answer to why AI art captivates people

Pictures, preferences, names, dates… Have you ever wondered why Big Tech and artificial intelligence (AI) companies collect so much personal information about you? A new paper out this week reveals a big reason why: self-relevance ...

Automotive

Study addresses safer rail transport

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have used images from a photo-sharing website to identify crude oil train routes across the nation to provide data that could help transportation planners better understand regional ...

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